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Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-19-2012, 02:34 PM
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Posted By Germelli1
That is true if it is exposed to light. It will...

That is true if it is exposed to light. It will still make water "more slippery" and work to de-label, it just won't sanitize.

YES! Oxyclean DOES sanitize. The chemistry side of it is that it...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-19-2012, 02:25 AM
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Posted By Germelli1
Also keep in mind that there was a reason the...

Also keep in mind that there was a reason the blow off tube...well...blew off! There is an vast amount of C02 produced in the beginning states of fermentation. That positive pressure in your carboy...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-18-2012, 03:39 PM
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Posted By Germelli1
You are very welcome! I honestly would taste it....

You are very welcome! I honestly would taste it. I know warm, uncarbed, green beer is hard to interpret as to what the final product will taste like. But take your next gravity sample, stick it in...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-18-2012, 03:10 PM
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Posted By Germelli1
I LOVE rye in a Saison. Plus you can just throw...

I LOVE rye in a Saison. Plus you can just throw stuff together and let the rye shine with the yeast!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-18-2012, 02:32 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By Germelli1
Your fermentation technique is very similar to...

Your fermentation technique is very similar to mine! I was actually talking about adjusting the hydrometer reading for temperature. If the temp was above what your hydrometer was calibrated at, the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-18-2012, 02:15 PM
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Posted By Germelli1
Ah, got it! I will check mine when I get home and...

Ah, got it! I will check mine when I get home and see what it has to offer. I don't ever remember a rubber grommet on mine and they don't dent (that I have noticed). But if it did, I would start by...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-18-2012, 03:20 AM
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Posted By Germelli1
Ah ok! I was more worried about steam burns! I...

Ah ok! I was more worried about steam burns! I was hoping your method would also sterilize them, but I don't think they get enough time in the heat.

I used oxy clean versatile free with the neon...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-18-2012, 02:48 AM
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Posted By Germelli1
Great Advice^ Did you adjust for the...

Great Advice^

Did you adjust for the temperature of the beer? There is really not much you can do other than let the yeast finish...otherwise you are at risk of exploding bottles (unless you keg)....
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-18-2012, 02:40 AM
Replies: 31
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Posted By Germelli1
What?

What?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-18-2012, 02:38 AM
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Posted By Germelli1
It just seems a bit like an immature grab for...

It just seems a bit like an immature grab for attention. Takes me back to the elementary days of "I know something you don't!" Best of luck with...erm...whatever it is!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-18-2012, 02:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 350
Posted By Germelli1
Which does suck an (albeit negligible) amount of...

Which does suck an (albeit negligible) amount of air back in. What I do to "purge" bottles when filling from a bottling wand is place the caps loosely on the bottles. Let them sit for 10 to 15...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-18-2012, 02:01 AM
Replies: 23
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Posted By Germelli1
Meh, don't worry about the leak. I ferment in a...

Meh, don't worry about the leak. I ferment in a bucket using a lid from another so it just sits on top or a ceramic crock with a piece of hard plastic sheet over it.The yeast are constantly producing...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-18-2012, 01:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 753
Posted By Germelli1
A much easier (and safer) method is to just mix...

A much easier (and safer) method is to just mix up a bucket or oxyclean. Most labels just fall off in the solution, other you just have to peel off and some you have to scrape off.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-18-2012, 01:22 AM
Replies: 15
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Posted By Germelli1
I have 2 antique bench cappers. I have to admit I...

I have 2 antique bench cappers. I have to admit I don't understand and can't picture what you mean by denting. But Mine almost always wind up with the bottle stuck in them. I usually just twist...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-18-2012, 01:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,111
Posted By Germelli1
I love mine as a fermenter. Take the spear out,...

I love mine as a fermenter. Take the spear out, soak in oxyclean, sanitize, then ferment whatever you would like in it. I constantly have a 7.5 gallon batch of applewine going in mine!

PS, the...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-18-2012, 01:07 AM
Replies: 31
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Posted By Germelli1
1. The blatant sexism has already been addressed...

1. The blatant sexism has already been addressed so I won't add to that

2. Why do some brewers always feel the need to brew specific recipes to please a very specific group of people? Just keep...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-18-2012, 12:43 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,397
Posted By Germelli1
What an insanely relevant username

What an insanely relevant username
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-18-2012, 12:18 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By Germelli1
Why not just create your own by washing yeast...

Why not just create your own by washing yeast cakes after fermentation? I would do this over bulk yeast for the sole purposes of sanitation and freshness. How would you plan to keep that bulk...
Forum: General Techniques 06-18-2012, 12:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,661
Posted By Germelli1
What? ^ I have never heard of oxygenated hop...

What? ^ I have never heard of oxygenated hop oils!

Every Scottish or British liquid ale yeast I have used has looked very weird. The best way I can describe it is "cottage cheese"!
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-18-2012, 12:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 718
Posted By Germelli1
My favorite fermenter is a 7.75 gallon keg. I use...

My favorite fermenter is a 7.75 gallon keg. I use it constantly for 7.5 gallon batches of apple wine!
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 02-16-2012, 09:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 643
Posted By Germelli1
As it stands right now, my first three priorities...

As it stands right now, my first three priorities are:
Hell Hath No furry
Double cream stout
Hopslam

I should get a good, diverse raid on my pallete by starting with these three!
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 02-16-2012, 09:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 643
Posted By Germelli1
I am not a huge wit fan, but I highly respect the...

I am not a huge wit fan, but I highly respect the style. And I am definitely going to attempt to try them all, but depending on how they fix the pricing this may of may not be practical for me!

So...
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 02-16-2012, 09:11 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By Germelli1
Bell's is doing a local tap take over...what should I try?

So bells is taking over a local pub and since I have never experienced a wide selection of their beers, can you guys who are familiar with them recommend some must-haves?

I have had Two-Hearted,...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-14-2011, 02:53 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 39,411
Posted By Germelli1
JSmith- many herbs can be used in place of hops....

JSmith- many herbs can be used in place of hops. You can use some items from the grocery store, or some items found in the environment near by (Juniper berries/twigs).



from...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-14-2011, 02:14 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,297
Posted By Germelli1
To clear things up. We are on the outskirts of...

To clear things up. We are on the outskirts of moonshine country here so people will drink whatever is available haha. I didn't trade the boyfriend to get my beer back, I gave them a case of my...
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